U.S. Navy Plane Crash March 2022

STOCKTON, Md. – On March 30, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a U.S. Navy airplane identified as the E-2D Hawkeye, crashed into the Chincoteague River between Stockton, Md., and Greenbackville, Va.

There were three crew members on board at the time of the crash. One was found dead and two others were found injured. They were later rescued by Maryland State Police and transported to Wallops Island to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

As of this time, the name of the crew member who was found dead has not yet been released.

First responders from Stockton, Salisbury, Pocomoke City, Girdletree, Snow Hill, Ocean City, Worcester County, State Police, and the U.S. Coast Guard were all on the scene providing assistance.

Officials say the incident is still under investigation at this time. We will continue to report any updates as they’re released.

Contact our news desk at news@thebaynet.com

All photos courtesy of the Ocean City Fire Department 

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  1. We’re sending prayers to the family of our lost freedom fighter and would love to know where this aircraft was based.

  2. “This is a tremendous loss for both our squadron and for the family and friends of our fallen service member,” said Cmdr. Martin Fentress Jr., Commanding Officer of VAW-120. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and are committed to determining the cause of this incident.”

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